Varnum litigation attorney Kyle Konwinski was recently elected to lead the Environmental Litigation and Administrative Law Committee of the Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan. The Committee reports and organizes programming on legal issues that relate to environmental disputes in administrative, state, and federal jurisdictional forums.
Konwinski is a partner and trial attorney with a strong focus on environmental and land-use matters. He has a broad range of experience representing clients in the state and federal statutes that govern the environmental law landscape, including Part 31 NPDES discharge permits, Part 22 Groundwater Quality rules, Part 55 air permits, Part 201 remediation issues, Part 325 (Great Lakes Submerged Lands) sea wall permits, Part 353 sand dune permits, Part 17 (Michigan Environmental Protection Act), the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act – aka Superfund (CERCLA) and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). He has also successfully litigated numerous cases involving Michigan’s Zoning Enabling Act.
Konwinski’s recent significant work includes representing clients in the largest environmental tort case in Kent County history on matters related to PFAS chemicals and involving numerous regulatory agencies.
Konwinski has been recognized by Top Lawyers for environmental law and commercial litigation. He is a member of the Environmental Litigation Section of the American Bar Association and serves on the Executive Committee of the Federal Bar Association. Within the community, he serves on the Ambassador Committee for Kids Food Basket and a volunteer coach for youth sports.